Spanning practice and theory in an innovative and integrative manner, “REBUILD BY DESIGN MUNICH” is oriented towards a broad audience including the interested public, practitioners, scholars and students alike from disciplines in planning and design for the built environment.
Disasters triggered by environmental hazards impact urbanized areas worldwide to increasing degrees. There is an urgent need to deal not only with disaster, but climate change as well. The challenge is to ensure the sustainability of the built environment and the communities that inhabit it. This comprises an emerging field of inquiry and research within the planning and design disciplines. A knowledge-based approach to planning and designing resilient cities and architecture is the key.
Recent efforts such as the “Rebuild By Design” competition, initiated after Hurricane Sandy hit the East Coast of the USA in 2012, offer the opportunity to discuss this topic, its societal character, and its relevance for planning and design disciplines. However, a broad awareness and understanding of the underlying causes of disaster and their influence on resilience in the built environment is still at a nascent stage. “REBUILD BY DESIGN MUNICH” approaches this topic in an interdisciplinary way by presenting and discussing core aims, facts, and terms.
The aims of the exhibition and symposium are: to present current planning and design initiatives that deal with rebuilding after disaster, adaptation, and “building back better”; to illustrate international case studies that indicate why “context matters”; and to discuss the core themes of risk reduction, climate adaptation, resilience and vulnerability.
Planners and designers need to better understand the interdisciplinary challenge of this topic in order to propose and develop projects that are sustainable and just. Peers and researchers in related disciplines as well as the general public need to know more on how planners and designers envision risk reduction and climate adaptation.
Exhibition Opening: Wednesday, June 17 at Architekturgalerie Munich (Entrance via Architecture Bookshop L. Werner, Türkenstr. 30, 80333 Munich), 7pm
Speakers: Nicola Borgmann, Architekturgalerie München, Henk Ovink, Rebuild By Design
The exhibition will be on display through July 10. Mo-We 9.30am – 7pm, Th-Fr 9.30am – 7.30pm, Sa 9.30am – 6pm
Symposium: Thursday, June 18 at Technische Universität München (Lecture hall N1190, Theresienstr. 90, 80333 Munich, Building 0101), 3 pm – 8.30 pm
Symposium Schedule: Welcome: Sophie Wolfrum Chair of Urban Planning TUM Introduction and Moderation: Nicola Borgmann and Mark Kammerbauer
PANEL I – Strategies of Resilience – Actors and Processes Christine Wamsler, LUCSUS, Lund; Thomas Abeling / Matthias Garschagen UNU-EHS, Bonn; Nathalie Jean-Baptiste , UFZ Leipzig; Ernst Rauch , Head of Corporate Climate Center, Munich Re
PANEL II – Strategies of Resilience – Tools and Implementation Robin Cross , Article 25, London; Thomas Auer , Transsolar, Chair of Building Technology and Climate Responsive Design, TUM; Regine Keller Habitat for Humanity, Chair of Landscape Architecture and Public Space, TUM; n.n. Shigeru Ban/Voluntary Architects’ Network
PANEL III – Rebuild by Design Henk Ovink , Rebuild By Design NYC; Dirk van Peijpe , De Urbanisten, Rotterdam; Kai-Uwe Bergmann , BIG Bjarke Ingels Group, NYC; Shohei Shigematsu , OMA Office for Metropolitan Architecture, NYC
TitleRebuild By Design Munich
FromJune 17, 2015 08:28 PM
UntilJuly 10, 2015 08:28 PM
AddressArchitekturgalerie (Türkenstraße 30) + Technische Universität München (Lecture hall N1190, Theresienstr. 90, 80333 Munich, Building 0101)